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FAQ

The Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022.

The We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron will take place on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.

Click here for Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon and We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron.

When you deferred your registration during the cancellation options period for the 2021 event, that guaranteed you a complementary entry for either the 2022 or 2023 event*.

Registration is now open. All deferred entries for the 2022 event must be claimed by Sept. 1, 2021 or event sellout – whichever occurs first.

*Runners who claim their deferred registration for the 2022 event and are unable to participate, will not be eligible for a second deferral to move their registration from the 2022 event for a complementary entry into the 2023 event. 

If you do not wish to run with us in 2022 for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Chevron Houston Marathon, you will be contacted when registration opens for the 2023 Houston Marathon Weekend of Events and have the option to register for 2023 at that time.

Yes, if you selected the Go Virtual option during the cancellations options period, you may register during the guaranteed registration window beginning May 1, at a special discounted price and must register before the events sell out to claim your discounted registration.

Chevron Houston Marathon – $75

Aramco Houston Half Marathon – $65

All Houston Marathon Committee event fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event you are unable to participate, for any reason, you will not receive a refund.

Participants will not be able to cancel their registrations.

The Houston Marathon Committee is a not-for-profit organization and has a strict no refund policy. The no refund policy is listed on our website, and you are required to check a box and sign that you agree to this policy on your registration form. Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

No, the Houston Marathon does not allow the transfer of registrations.

Registered runners who give their bib to another person and the person to whom the bib is given will be disqualified and prohibited from participating in subsequent Houston Marathon events for a minimum of two years.

Switch Categories (i.e Races)

If you are registered for the marathon or half marathon, for a fee, you may switch to a different race category (i.e. from the marathon to the half marathon or 5K, or from the half marathon to the marathon or 5K). All switches must be completed by the deadline listed below.*

Deadlines:

  • June 2, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021: $20, plus the difference between what you paid for the half marathon and marathon – if switching up
  • Nov. 1, 2021 – Jan. 3, 2022 @ 12 pm: $40, plus the difference between what you paid for the half marathon and marathon – if switching up

Instructions: Log in to your participant account, select registration options on the bottom right of the screen, select “Switch Categories” and complete the process.

*If a participant does not switch their race by the deadline and runs a different race then they are registered for on race day, their results will be ineligible to be scored.

5K participants may not switch up to the marathon or half marathon.

No, we do not have a waitlist.

Yes. Military discounts are available for active and retired U.S. military personnel. This offer is not available for dependents. Please email the Houston Marathon Committee prior to registering at marathon@houstonmarathon.com for additional information.

Discounts will be offered to Marathon and Half Marathon participants only.

The Houston Marathon Committee will not issue refunds for the military discount once you have registered.

Yes. Please click here for information on our athletes with disabilities program.

 

The Houston Marathon Health & Fitness EXPO presented by Houston Methodist is home to Packet Pick-Up for all Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon, We Are Houston 5K, and Run for a Reason participants – and is FREE and open to the public. So bring your friends and family to join in the fun!

George R. Brown Convention Center,  3rd Floor Entrance through Hall B

  • Friday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 15, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Each participant will receive a final confirmation for packet pick-up sent via email (if you provided a valid email address during registration). You will need to bring a government-issued photo ID and an electronic or printed copy of your confirmation to the EXPO to pick up your packet. A photo ID  is not required for children 17 and under. There is no packet pick-up the morning of the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. If you do not pick up your packet at the EXPO, you will not be able to run in your race. Packets will NOT be mailed.

Each participant will receive a final confirmation sent via email (if you provided a valid email address during registration).

Be sure to check your spam folder for the confirmation email.

Bring a government-issued photo ID and an electronic or printed copy of your confirmation to the EXPO to pick up your packet. A photo ID is not required for children 17 and under. A confirmation reprint will also be available on our website in early January, if you do not receive the email.

Yes, but participants may only pick up ONE participant packet in addition to their own. There is a designated area on your final confirmation that allows you to release your packet to someone else. Your friend will need to bring a hard copy of your final confirmation with your signature in the designated area along with a printed or electronic copy of your government-issued photo identification in order to retrieve your packet.  A photo ID is not required for children 17 and under.

Participants are limited to picking up a packet for ONE additional participant.  Those picking up for a child 17 and under may pick up more than one additional packet. No group pick-up will be allowed.

There is no packet pick-up on the morning of the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Packet pick-up will be held at the Houston Marathon Health & Fitness EXPO presented by Houston Methodist.

If you do not pick up your packet at the EXPO, you will not be able to run in your race. Packets will NOT be mailed.

There WILL be race day packet pick-up for the We Are Houston 5K presented by Aramco and Chevron on January 16, 2021.

You will be notified of your assigned bib number when you receive your final confirmation via email in early January.

You will be notified of your corral assignment via email in December.

Yes. Entrants who are assigned to different corrals but wish to start together may do so. If your friend was placed in a corral behind yours, then you are welcome to forego your assignment and join them in the other corral. Entrants may move back to another corral, but not forward.

The time limit for the half marathon is four hours. However, in order to complete the race faster than the roads are being re-opened to vehicular traffic, all half marathon participants must be able to maintain a pace of 13:45 per mile or faster over the first eight miles of the course. Any half marathoners finishing after the four hour time limit will not be scored as official finishers.

The time limit for the marathon is six hours. The course will close on a rolling schedule, with the finish line closing at approximately 1:55 p.m. Marathon runners must sustain a pace of approximately 13:45 per mile in order to finish ahead of the course closure.

Under no circumstances may participants be on the course before the official start time. Beginning before the official start time will result in disqualification.

Participants are not allowed on the course after the streets are reopened to vehicular traffic. Participants who fall behind pace will be asked by the Houston Police Department to board the final SAG vans as roads reopen to vehicular traffic.

Based on the six hour marathon time limit, if participants have not reached the following locations by the time shown, they will be instructed by race officials to take a SAG back to the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Participants will not be allowed on the course after these times.

Mile 8 – 9:50 a.m. Marathon/Half Marathon Split
Participants behind pace will be directed to complete the half marathon course

Mile 14 – 11:15 a.m. Post Oak Blvd. at Richmond Ave.
Participants behind pace will be directed to catch the SAG van back to the GRB

Mile 20 – 12:35 p.m. Memorial Dr. at I-610
Participants behind pace will be directed to catch the SAG van back to the GRB

No times are recorded after the four-hour and six-hour time limits for the half marathon and marathon, respectively. Participants finishing over the four or six hour time limit (chip time) will not be considered official finishers.